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So-called 'incels' celebrate Toronto van attack, praise alleged driver Alek Minassian

So-called 'incels' celebrate Toronto van attack, praise alleged driver Alek Minassian

Is Alek Minassian, the Toronto van attack suspect, an incel? Regardless of its connection to the attacks, the post's viral spread has had the effect of introducing the concept of "incel" to a wider audience.

The "incel" community online has always been recognised as one of hostility and hatred, with online community Reddit having banned a sub dedicated to the community one year ago.

"I don't have a good enough weapon", another poster said.

Rodger has since emerged as a source of inspiration among the incel community.

It is not clear whether, or where, the Toronto suspect engaged incel's online communities, but a post on Minassian's page is an unambiguous reference to several incel memes: "Private (Recruit) Minassian Infantry 00010, wishing to speak to Sgt 4chan please".

Where the subculture has made headlines, however, is when it has manifested as an extreme misogynistic ideology that blames feminism and womankind for sexual rejection and, in some cases, advocates vengeful violence.

Laura Loomer, a conservative political activist as soon as prohibited by Uber and Lyft for grumbling she could not discover a "non Muslim" motorist after a presumed horror attack in Manhattan, tweeted a report from MSNBC where previous NY city police commissioner Costs Bratton had actually pointed out sources in Canada stating Minassian was understood to police and they considered it a terrorist attack.

"Chads" and "Stacys" are terms used in the online community of "incels". The full post also says "the incel rebellion has already begun".

"The Retribution" didn't go quite according to Rodger's vision, but his rampage still saw him murder six people before killing himself.

"All hail the Supreme Gentleman Elliot Rodger!' he wrote". We will topple all the Chads and Stacys! Minassian defended Roger. What media have concluded that they can belong to the category "rejected by women". As if all women got together to decide to punish this poor incel. The reason they have to do that? "It is a problem we need to address before more people die".

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Another victim identified Wednesday was Renuka Amarasinghe, an immigrant from Sri Lanka who worked for the Toronto District School Board, according to the board's trustee Tiffany Ford.

Const. Ken Lam received widespread praise for his non-violent arrest of Alek Minassian, 25, who claimed he had a gun. Women are also referred to as "feminoids" or "foids", because it is believed they are "humanoids", or not quite human.

Alex Minassian lived in Richmond hill (Ontario), was a student of Seneca College in Toronto, studied computer programming.

Incel forum contributors on Incels.me have praised Minassian for carrying out the attack.

In Facebook postings, Minassian, who is afflicted with what is apparently a severe form of Asperger's syndrome - high school classmates remembered him as subject to unusual tics and a compulsion to act out cat behaviour like meowing and biting - identified himself as an "incel", a sobriquet for "involuntarily celibate".

Toronto Police Services Detective Sargeant Graham Gibson told a news conference that those killed and injured were "predominantly" women but declined to discuss a possible motive. Male entitlement and toxic masculinity are two of the biggest indicators of mass murders, yet men like Minassian and Rodger are treated as isolated examples of what happens when mental illness meets male heartbreak.

Why do people become part of this?

It shares some similarities with the better known alt-right movement, with both groups attributing society's ills to social liberalism, women and ethnic minorities.

That attention has also come with consequences.

Last year, Reddit banned incel subreddits under new guidelines that aimed to confront hate speech and glorification of violence on its platform.


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